Everything is getting smart these days. Phones were smart, then the thermostats. And now you can buy smart lighting, smart locks, smart cameras and even smart little sensors that can tell you when there’s a water leak or a window is unlocked. What about your appliances, though? Smart appliances do exist, and they’ve seen a … Continue reading Smart Appliances : 101
If you have owned a home or are currently in the process of purchasing a home, you have heard of mortgage insurance. Now before you throw your phone across the room, take a minute to read to the bottom of this blog. Mortgage insurance doesn’t deserve the horrible reputation it has earned over the years … Continue reading Mortgage Insurance?
So, you’re hanging a picture or mounting a television, anything that goes on your wall needs something to anchor it in place. If there’s a stud in the wall that you can attach it to then you’re fine. You have well-supported wood to drive a screw into which will hold whatever you are mounting in … Continue reading Drywall Anchor?
So, you own a rental property and you know how important it is to have the right tenant. Good renters will take care of the property as though it were their own, leaving it as close to how they moved in as possible. Bad renters, on the other hand, make it obvious that they don’t … Continue reading Top Questions to Ask When Screening Your Renters
There must be a way to knock those electricity bills down while staying cool this summer. After all, the islands are calling you. Will you fill up your travel penny jar this year? How Air Conditioners Work (The Abridged Explanation) Air conditioners are very simple devices. They were invented to remove the humidity from rooms … Continue reading Ways to Make Your A/C Dollars Go Further
Pizza Drone? The day is not that far away when you’ll hear a tip tap at the front door and open it to find your friendly neighborhood pizza drone just waiting for you to collect your order (pineapple optional…). After all, it’s already happening in Australia. As it turns out, drones are handy things to … Continue reading Real Estate Photography, Here Come the Drones!
“Siri, what’s the temperature today?” “Alexa, play amazon fire tv!” “Google, turn off the lights!” You know the drill. We’re all starting to talk to ourselves under the guise of speaking to our smart speakers and voice assistants. There’s nothing at all wrong with this, and it’s a future no one could have conceived even … Continue reading Smart Switches and Light Plugs Can Do What For My Home?
Top Credit Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home Everybody makes mistakes, particularly when it comes to their credit. The process by which your credit score is generated has long been veiled in shadows, making it particularly easy to misstep without even knowing it. Yet, there are certain mistakes that homebuyers make again and again, … Continue reading The Top Credit Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home
Trying to understand how your property taxes are calculated can often feel like unraveling one of the deepest mysteries of the universe. And, it is vitally important that you get your arms around this, if you are subject to it, as it’s often a large expense that you may be burdened with for a lifetime. … Continue reading How Are Property Taxes Calculated?
The snow starts to melt, the brightly colored flowers are blooming, and robins boogie cheerfully around the yard, another cycle of the real estate market begins. If you are considering listing your home this year, it’s not too late to get started. March and April can be great months for putting your house in front … Continue reading What to Do Before Listing Your Home This Spring!